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Light Trucks Are Nearly 100 Times More Dangerous than Large Trucks

Light truck accidents, which include pickup truck accidents, SUV accidents, truck-based station wagon accidents, and utility truck accidents, occurred more than 4 million times per year recently according to the US Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Large truck accidents, which includes tractor-trailer accidents and semi accidents only numbered over 400,000. This means that light truck accidents are 100 times more common than large truck accidents. Of fatal truck accidents, light truck accidents accounted for 12,975 of 13,778 total fatal truck accidents in 2005.

See the BTS table here.